Peeling Boiled Eggs Like A BOSS!

by Tammy Taylor

 

RancherMan & I have several free-range hens and they provide us with an ample supply of fresh healthy eggs.  I like to boil up a whole pot of them at a time and keep ’em in the fridge for a high-protein snack for him to grab-n-eat when he’s hungry.  But he really likes the convenience of having them already peeled when he reaches for them.  Hey, I’m a happy girl that he’s eating something provided right here from our ranch instead of reaching for sugary or salty snacks, so I’m very willing to make it as convenient as possible for him.  Luckily there’s an easy way for me to keep peeled hard boiled eggs in the fridge at all times.

We like the convenience of having already-peeled boiled eggs in the fridge. There's an easy way to peel eggs using just water and a jar! #TaylorMadeHomestead

I first boil the eggs for about 15 minutes.  Then I strain out the water and allow the cooked eggs to cool completely in a colander, oftentimes storing the colander in the fridge overnight.

But when I’m ready to peel a bunch of eggs for my handsome RancherMan I can pull out the cooled eggs and drop one into an empty glass jar. I add water to just below the height of the egg in the jar, then place my hand over the mouth of the jar and shake as vigorously as I can for about 5 seconds.  The egg then peels super-easily, sometimes the shell is even floating around in the water by itself leaving my egg completely peeled without me touching it again!

We like the convenience of having already-peeled boiled eggs in the fridge. There's an easy way to peel eggs using just water and a jar! #TaylorMadeHomestead

Wanna see this coolage in action?  Well thanks to the talented editing of my wonderful son-in-law (thank you Lance!) I even have a video to share with ya.  Check it out…

Hey, anything that makes my time spent in the kitchen quicker is a winner in my book, no?? I will say it helps if your eggs are hard boiled and not soft boiled. You want a good, firm white to take this kind of abuse!  It also helps if you’ve popped the cooked eggs in the fridge for awhile after you boil them to get them good and cold.

But this always works beautifully for me. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

~TMH~

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42 thoughts on “Peeling Boiled Eggs Like A BOSS!

  1. Melissa @ My Darla Clementine

    Whoa!!! This is brilliant! Definitely sharing on my Facebook page and pinning!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      It’s a fun way to peel eggs when you have little ones visiting too Melissa – of course I don’t use a glass jar but opt for a plastic peanut butter jar instead and include the lid or there’d be water EVERYWHERE! LOL ~TMH~

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  2. Beth

    I’ll be trying this technique next time I make hard boiled eggs! Thanks for sharing on Simply Natural Saturdays.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      It really works, Beth. And it’s fun to let little ones help with it, they think it’s a game! ~TMH~

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  3. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    I just tried this and it really worked! What an awesome tip! Thanks so much for linking up with Share The Wealth Sunday. xoxo Lisa

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  4. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    This is an AWESOME tip! I always have such a hard time peeling eggs. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door Opens Friday! 🙂 ~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

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  5. Stephanie

    Hopping over from Natasha in Oz “Sundays Down Under”. This is such a great tip…my mom showed it to me recently and I was shocked how well it works. It’s almost magic. Love it! Thanks for posting.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Some of the eggs really did float right out of their shells in the water without me even touching them again. Plus, I’ll admit – it was FUN! 🙂 ~TMR~

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  6. Elaine

    This is awesome!! Can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing on my 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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  7. Erlene

    I’m so going to give this a try the next time I boil some eggs for the kids. I’m sure my kids will appreciate not having to help me peel a whole pot of eggs…lol. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      True Erlene, but then again they may find this method fun enough to WANT to help. 🙂 ~TMR~

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  8. Audrey

    I just struggled peeling a few for breakfast today! I assume since they are your own eggs they are fresh. One trick I have been told is to make sure the eggs have been sitting in the fridge for a week or two before boiling. And I think that was part of my problem this morning. Wish I knew your trick before hand. Next time. Saw this on the Say G’day Linkup

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      True Audrey, the fresher the eggs, the more tightly that membrane clings to the egg white. I have a system when I store my eggs in the fridge where I can tell which ones came in first. I always use the oldest eggs when making boiled eggs. ~TMR~

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  9. Rachael

    I just got done peeling a ton of boiled eggs yesterday, wish I had read this first! Excited to try this next time! One trick that helps make them easier to peel for me is to put the eggs in an ice bath as soon as they’re done cooking. Still, sometimes I get stubborn eggs that don’t want to peel, and even with that they still aren’t nearly falling off! I’m going to pin this. 🙂

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      It works great for me Rachael, but another commenter noted that when they tried it with softly-boiled eggs and while they were still hot it didn’t work as well for them. I boil my eggs for 15 minutes (others have claimed they never boil theirs that long) and then I let them cool completely, often placing them in the fridge overnight. It’s always worked for me! ~TMR~

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  10. Jennifer

    What a cool idea and I’ve heard peeling fresh eggs is not easy. Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! Jennifer

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  11. Joybee

    I gotta try this next time I try to peel hard boiled eggs. Great tip. I can’t wait to try it. My eggs always look pitiful when I try to peel them (lots of missing chunks that stick to the shells) and it always takes me so long.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I’ve had those peeling-chunks-of-the-white sessions too Joybee. I didn’t experience any of that hardship with this method, but I have also learned that the fresher the eggs are the more tightly that membrane clings to the whites, so at least your eggs were super fresh. LOL. ~TMR~

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  12. Judith C

    I can’t wait to try this tomorrow! And I can’t wait to share it with co-workers, we are always trying to come up with the easiest and best way to peel a boiled egg.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Awesome Judith. Be sure to come back & tell us how it worked. The key is to really bang up that boiled egg inside that jar so don’t be afraid of releasing your aggressions in the kitchen! 😉 ~TMR~

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      1. Judith C

        I’ll have to try it again with HARD boiled cold eggs. It doesn’t work so well if the eggs are medium hard boiled and still hot, trust me…. I will pass this method on to others.

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        1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

          LOL – wow Judith, never thought about that. I hard boiled my eggs & they were refrigerated when I gave this a go. ~TMR~

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  13. Jessica

    This looks like a great way to get my little one involved. She loves to help, and I bet she’d be great at this.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Yes Jessica, getting children involved in the kitchen when they’re young can be a great step to take ~TMR~

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  14. CassieOz

    Are these ostrich eggs? I’ve never boiled an egg for 15 minutes in my life! Don’t they get that nasty grey-green ring around the yolk?

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Nope. Freerange chicken eggs. Nope. They always taste wonderful. ‘Tis the way I’ve always cooked them and they always turn out perfect. Whatever way you cook them, if it works for you, go for it! ~TMR~

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      1. CassieOz

        I’m using my own eggs too, good large ones and it only takes 8 mins to cook them set in the middle. I’ll have a go with a batch of ours tonight and see how it goes.

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  15. ColleenB.

    I kinda do mine about the same way as you. I start my eggs in a pan of cold water with about 1 t. vinegar and salt. Bring water to full rolling boil, turn off the heat, leaving pan on the burner (providing you have an electric stove that is ) and put a lid on the pot and leave the pan set for 10 minutes ( don’t forget to set your timer) but it all depends on your altitude, shape of the pan and the size of your eggs, as well as the ratio of water to the eggs, it can take a few minutes more. Drain the hot water and run cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process. Drain the cold water, put on the lid, and with one hand, hold onto the lid and give your pan a good shimmy shake. After a few good hard shakes you will notice that the shells are very easy to shell, Then store your eggs in an air tight covered container at which time they should be eaten within 5 days. My late aunt had taught me this several years ago. The only difference, I shake my eggs in the pan they where boiled in and she put hers in a Tupperware container and then shook them all about. My biggest temptation is not adding a little salt when eating hard boiled eggs. I had cut back on the salt some years ago so now I hardly ever use salt.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      We go light on the salt as well Colleen, I think many people just eat too much salt as it is. I peel boiled eggs in various ways but I thought this water-peeling thing was clever and fun. ~TMR~

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